Canelo Alvarez thinks Terence Crawford has only beaten one superior fighter in his whole 40-battle vocation.
The two pound-for-pound ranked stars have been going again and forth not long ago, with ‘Bud’ willing to leap up 3 excess weight classes to experience the Mexican legend.
Crawford is coming off the again of a job-ideal general performance after knocking out American rival Errol Spence Jr to turn out to be the undisputed welterweight entire world winner.
The 35-yr-aged hinted at a catchweight fight against Canelo previous thirty day period, which was instantly dismissed by the 4-body weight entire world winner.
Even though Canelo, who will protect all 4 of his tremendous-middleweight belts from Jermell Charlo later on in September, has since admitted he is open to combating Crawford.
“Crawford is a good fighter,” he explained to TMZ Sports activities.
“You never ever know in boxing, we are going to see in the long term. Appropriate now I’m 100 for every cent centered on Jermell Charlo, but we’ll see in the foreseeable future. If it makes sense, why not?”
Although Canelo did go on to criticise the calibre of opponents that Crawford has earlier appear up from, adding: “Like I always stated, I respect Crawford.
“He’s a very proficient fighter, but he just gained a single huge struggle.
“If you see his report, he’s just overwhelmed one particular very good fighter. Other than that, I you should not think he’s overwhelmed other terrific fighters.”
Crawford, even so, took difficulty with this, as he took to social media to write-up: “Below we go with the I haven’t fought nobody but Spence converse.
“Lol y’all so delusional it’s nuts.”
The 40- star may well have not fought boxers this sort of as Gennady Golovkin or Floyd Mayweather like Canelo has, but Crawford has overcome some superior-stage fighters.
He became the very first male to stop Shawn Porter, meanwhile he gained the undisputed super-lightweight environment titles when he stopped Julius Indongo in 2017.
But, must he go up a few bodyweight classes and conquer Canelo, then there will certainly be no issues or uncertainties about Crawford’s boxing resume.